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Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution. It was broadcast for twenty years from 1983 - 2002. The program was seen on more than 300 television stations in the United States and in over 100 countries worldwide, with translations into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. The series had a weekly television broadcast audience of over two million viewers.



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A review of where major Japanese technology companies are in the PC hardware and software markets. Shot in Japan. Guests:  Katsuro Miyakoda, Microcomputer Magazine; Yukio Mizuno, NEC; Kay Nishi, ASCII; Hitoshi Tanaka, Ampere; Susumu Shinbori, Sony; Michael Miller, Popular Computing; Christopher Mead, High Tech Review. Products/Demos:     MSX, Fujitsu Portable, Sony CD-ROM, CIC Handwriter, Ampere WS-1, Epson Wrist Computer. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
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The first major upgrade to Windows was the 3.0 version, launched in 1990. This program reviews Windows 3.0 , some competitive products, and it looks at some Windows add-ons designed to make it work better. Demonstrations include Windows 3.0, ToolBook 1.0 from Asymetrix, PowerPoint 2.0 for Windows, DR-DOS 5.0 from Digital Research, GEM from Digital Research, GEOS and Ensemble from GeoWorks, and ViewMax. Originally broadcast in September 1990. Copyright 1990 Stewart Cheifet Productions
Topics: Windows, Microsoft, Digital Research, GEM, GEOS, PowerPoint
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A look at the state of the art in programming languages and tools circa 1990. Demonstrations include Smalltalk V/PM, Actor 2.0, Zortech C++, Objective C, EngLan, TurboPascal, Turbo C, and Prograph. Originally broadcast in February 1990. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1990.
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Topics: Gentry Software, Digitalk, Whitewater Group, Borland, Phillipe Kahn, Frame Technology, NeXT
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Today we take for granted the fact that we can watch video on our computers, but in the early 1990s, that was a big innovation. This program looks at early examples of desktop video on the Amiga, the Mac, and the IBM PC. Demonstrations include the Amiga 2500, the Amiga video authoring system, the Pionner LaserDisk player, MacroMind's Director 2.0 for the Mac IIx, the Avid/1 Media Composer, the DVA-4000 video controller from VideoLogic, and the use of desktop video at the NASA Ames research...
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Topics: amiga, macromedia, director, avid, videologic, macromind
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For amateur programmers, the advent of visual programming languages made life, and programming, a lot easier. This television program looks at several early versions of VPLs. Demonstrations include Toolbook from Asymetrix, Hypercard for the Mac from Claris, Prograph 2.5, Serius Workshop 1.0 for the Mac, Visual Basic 3.0, Visual C++ 1.0, and Visual Basic Professional Edition. Guests include Serius CEO Joe Firmage and George Febish, author of Windows Rapid Application Development. Originally...
Topics: visual basic, C ++, prograph, serius
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Highlights from the annual winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featuring new personal technology products. Guest's include Nolan Bushnell and T/Maker CEO Heidi Roizen. Products covered include IBM PS/1, Commodore CD-TV, Kodak Photo CD, Sansui Robot CD Changer, Franklin Concise Columbia Encyclopedia, Brother Powernote, Laser PC-4, Sega GameGear and the Miracle Piano Teaching System from Software Toolworks. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright 1991 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: CES, consumer electronics, gadgets
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Robots are used to deactivate bombs, to do work in outer space, to work on assembly lines, and just for fun. We'll learn how to build a robot at home and discuss the future of robotics. Originally broadcast in November 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode year: 2000, Episode year: 1999, Robotics, Companies: Sony
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How do you maintain your privacy and still play in the online world? This program offers some suggestions including LPWA, the Lucent Personal Web Assistant, PGP5.5 Personal Privacy encryption software, the Anonymizer, and Firefly Networks Passport software. Also features a visit with a private investigator who deals with cyber privacy issues and a look at how eBay tries to avoid online scams. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: identity theft, fraud, encryption
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A review of the current offerings in word processors, spreadsheets, and database managers. Guests: Lewis Levin, Micropro; Alan Ashton, Satellite Software; Lex Crosett, Lotus Development; Stan Kugell, Javelin; Chick Mornheim, MMA; Steve Dow, Ansa; Jim Button, ButtonWare; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: Wordstar 2000, WordPerfect 4.1, Lotus 123, Javelin, ParadoxPC File/R. Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topic: Episode year: 1985
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A look at the people who are driving the personal computer industry. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Steve Wozniak, Apple; Adam Osborne, Osborne Computer; Lore Harp, Vector Graphic; Gene Amdahl, Trilogy Systems. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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In the post Steve Jobs era, Apple started licensing other companies to produce Macintosh clones. And there was a new Mac operating system 8.0, code named Copland. This program looks at the new Mac clones and the new OS. Products demonstrated include the System 100 from Radius, the Genesis MP from DayStar Digital, and the Power 100 from Power Computing. Applications demonstrated include Adobe Photoshop and Personal Oracle 7. Also featured are the new Apple Macintosh 7100 and 8100 models....
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Topics: apple, operating system, macintosh, power pc
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The OS/2 operating system started out as a joint venture between Microsoft and IBM. That venture fell apart as Microsoft went its own way with Windows. This program looks at IBM's OS/2 and compares its features to Microsoft's Windows 3.0. Demonstrations include Sound Impression, cc:Mail, Lotus 1-2-3, AmiPro, and SuperProject. Includes a visit to ZD Labs for their evaluation of Windows NT and to the annual IBM OS/2 conference. Guests include John Soyring, IBM's manager of software development,...
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Topics: lotus, ibm, OS/2, operating system, windows, microsoft
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Computers are moving form math and engineering to the world of the arts. A look at how artists are using computer technology. Guests: Eddie Dombrower, DOM Dance Press; Larry Friedlander, Stanford; Charles Kerns, Stanford; John Burke, Oakland Museum; Stacy Mitchell, Great Wave Software Products/Demos: DOM Dance Notation, PatchworkTheater, GameMac, VisionMac, SpinConcertWare, Terpsichore. Originally broadcast March 1987. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topic: Episode year: 1987
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In this week's episode of Computer Chronicles, we show you the features in Windows XP, both Home and Professional, and we'll explore whether it is worth the money to upgrade. Plus we'll show you the latest version of Internet Explorer and the Macintosh OS. Copyright 2002 Stewart Cheifet Productions
Topics: Episode year: 2002, Episode year: 2001, Operating systems: Windows, Operating systems: Macintosh...
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Our annual round-up of the latest and greatest software, hardware, websites, and gadgets, reviewed by a panel of journalists and analysts. Just in time for holiday buying ideas for your favorite techie... or yourself. Originally broadcast in 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode year: 2001, Episode year: 2000, Episode year: 1999, Companies: Handspring, Companies:...
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When Microsoft started giving away Internet Explorer, it became a serious challenger for Netscape. This program looked at the battle to become the dominant internet browser platform. Featured are Netscape Communicator 4.0, Internet Explorer 4.0, VRML 2.0 and RealSystem 5.0. Guests include Mark Brown, author of Using Netscape Communicator, and Amy Helen Johnson, Senior Technology Editor for Windows Magazine. Originally broadcast in 1997. Copyright 1997 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1997, Television Programs, Computers: History, netscape, internet explorer, browser
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The computer as a creative tool used to make, display and store music. Guests: John Chowning, Stanford; Will Harvey, Electronic Arts; Ellen Lapham, Syntauri; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Music Construction Set, Alpha Syntauri Keyboard, Casiotone, Vocal Synthesizer, MIT Experimental Music Studio, Stanford Center for Computer Music. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, MIT, will harvey, john chowning, music, stanford
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A review of the best new games of the year. Games covered include In the First Degree, Buried in Time, Mech Warrior 2, ImagiNation Network, and Phantasmagoria. Plus a visit to Microsoft's Judgment Day, a conference for third-party game developers in Redmond, Washington. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: games, mech warrior, phantasmagoria
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A review of competing operating systems and their affect on software development. Guests: Gary Kildall, SRI; Tony Fanning, Hewlett Packard; Jean Yates, Yates Ventures; Bruce Tognizinni, Apple; Herb Lechner, SRI Products/Demos: CP/MUNIXXenix, MS/DOS, Apple IIe & AppleTalk. Originally broadcast in March 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
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A review of computer art, graphics capabilities of computers and professional computer graphics systems. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI International; Don McKinney, Silicon Graphics; Michael Arent, Freelance Artist; Kevin Prince, MCI/Quantel; Ann Chase, Freelance Artist Products/Demos: MCI Quantel PaintBox, Silicon Graphics 3D Animation, Apple IIe. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, paintbox, quantel, silicon grapics
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How much computer can you get at the bottom end of the market - comparison between the Commodore Amiga and the Atari 520ST. Guests: Rick Geiger, Commodore; Tim Mott, Electronic Arts; Bryan Kerr, Atari; Jim Tittsler, Atari; Lewis Moore, Home Computing; George Morrow, Morrow Computing; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies Products/Demos: Atari 800, Commodore 64, Amiga IBM PC Emulator, Commodore Amiga, Atari 520, STNEO Paint. Originally broadcast in December 1985....
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Topics: Episode Year: 1985, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, atari
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Japan's fifth generation computer project and a look at the next phase of PC platforms. Shot in Japan. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, MCC; Ed Feigenbaum, Author; Dr. Hideo Aiso, Keio University; Dr. Yukio Mizuno, NEC; Dr. Hiroshi Kashiwagi, NSP; Dr. Kuzuhiro Fuchi, ICOT; Dr. Tohru Moto-Aka, Univ Tokyo Products/Demos: KIP System, Pattern Matching, Inference Machine, Prologue
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
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Excel now dominates the spreadsheet world, but once upon a time there was actual competition among spreadsheet products. This program looks at Quattro 1.0, Allways 1.0, Lotus 1-2-3 3.0, Ashton-Tate's Full Impact, and Excel 2.1. Guests include Gary Kildall, Jan Lewis, and Jared Taylor of PC Magazine. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Topics: spreadsheets, excel, lotus
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An early look at artificial Intelligence. Guests includes Edward Feigenbaum of Stanford University, Nils Nilsson of the AI Center at SRI International, Tom Kehler of Intellegenetics, Herb Lechner of SRI, and John McCarthy of Stanford. Featured demonstrations include Inferential Knowledge Engineering and the programming language LISP. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: artificial intelligence, expert systems, knowledge engineering
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The launch of Windows 98 was a major upgrade for Windows users, solving some of the problems of Windows 95. This program previewed the new functionality of Windows 98 and also featured Win98 add-ons including Microsoft's Plus! 98, the Windows utility Tweak UI, and Gizmos 98 from Play. Guests include Linus Torvalds, developer of Linux, Mike Elgan of Windows magazine, and Kiki Stockhammer of Play. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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This was the very first episode of the Computer Chronicles, originally broadcast in September 1983, covering the history and ancestry of today's PC. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Gordon Bell, DEC; Herb Lechner, SRI; Cyril Yansouni, HP Products/Demos: HP 150 PC, Computer Museum, TX-1 Computer. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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It wasn't quite the World Wide Web yet, but everybody started hearing about this thing called "the Internet" in 1993. It was being called the Information Superhighway then. This program looks at the earliest stages of the Internet including Aladdin Systems SITComm, a Macintosh communications program for Internet access, and the WELL (Whole Earth Lectronic Link), an early online community. Also featured is a visit to the former Bell Labs in New Jersey (now Bellcore) for demonstrations...
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In the mid 1990's many people were on line, but the internet and the world wide web were still a new phenomenon. This program looks at the new open world of the web. Demonstrations include Eudora, Anarchy, the WELL, WinCIM, InterACT.net, and HoTMetal Pro HTML Editor. Guests include New York Times technology writer John Markoff. Also features a profile of the band Severe Tire Damage, the first band to ever perform live over the internet. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart...
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Topics: internet, web, online
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A look at the newest computer games for PC users. Guests: Kathe Spracklen, Game Developer; James Zuber, Game Developer; David Crane, Activision; David Lebling, Game Developer; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Sargon III Chess Game, Millionaire Strategy Game, Pitfall, Zork ( Infocom), Ghostbusters. Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: 1985, games, chess, pitfall, zork, ghostbusters
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The battle over a standard for moving information in and out of a computer and inside a computer including a look at EISA, Nubus, AT, PC, ISA, and MCA. Guests: Bob Kutnick, AST Research; Richard Archuleta, HPChet Heath, IBMMichael Hoyle, Wells American; Winn Rosch, PC Magazine; Steve Beals, Infomax; Mark Orr, Apple Products/Demos: AST Premium/286IBM PS/2 Model 60ZCompu; Star Convertible Bus PCApple Nubus. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topic: Episode year: 1988
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. It was the biggest ever launch of a software product with stores opening at midnight and buyers around the world waiting to get their hands on... an operating system! It was Windows 95. This show looks at the hoopla surrounding the launch of Windows 95, the product itself, and several Windows 95 add-on products including Microsoft Office, Viking RAM Chips, Uninstaller, Trispectives Professional, and The Hive. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: arabic, windows, larry magid, microsoft
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Printer technology from daisy wheel to dot matrix to laser. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI; Steve Ray, Diablo; Paul Shapiro, Diablo; John Ebach, PARC; Doug Curry, Xerox; Tibor Fischally, Xerox Products/Demos: Diablo Daisy Wheel Printer, Diablo Thermal Printer, Diablo Series C Ink Jet Printer, Xerox Color Laser Printer
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
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The conclusion of this annual quiz show classic on computer trivia in which East meets West. East team: Seth Godin, Walt Mossberg, Ken Wasch, Mike Zisman, and Robert Ziff. West team: Marc Andreesen, Scott Cook, Bill Krause, Michael Slade, Denise Caruso. Hosts: Stewart Cheifet and John Ratzenberger. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode Year: 1992, Television Programs, Computers: History, Computer Bowl
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. A look at the hot new computer games of 1995. Games covered include Voyeur, Astronomica, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Master of Magic, Nascar Racing, Front Page Sports: Football Pro '95, Daedalus Encounter from Mechadeus, and Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine. Includes visits to Electronic Arts and Rocket Science Games and an interview with "The Fat Man", George Sanger. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet...
Topics: games, video games, arabic, subtitled, 1995, computer
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A look at the new technology for computers communicating with other computers. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Sherry Geddes, Strategic Inc.; Bob Metcalfe, 3Com; Bill Godbout, CompuPro; Richard Goldberg, IBM; Nat Goldhaber, Centram Systems; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: EtherMacToken Ring, TOPS Network. Originally broadcast in October 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1985, 3com, ibm, ethernet
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With the advent of Windows 1.0, software vendors came out with new programs to take advantage of the new GUI operating system. This program demonstrates several of those new applications including Norton Desktop for Windows, WordPerfect for Windows, Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows, Microsoft Works for Windows, PFS WindowWorks, Microsoft Money, Visual Basic for Windows, Borland's ObjectVision, and Microsoft Publisher. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1991.
Topics: microsoft, windows, applications
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Computers became a great platform for game players, but dedicated videogame consoles were even better. This program compares the various videogame platforms. Demonstrations include "Defender of the Crown" on an IBM PC, "SimEarth" on Mac IIci, "Michael Jackson Moonwalker" and "Mickey Mouse in the Castle of Illusion" on a Sega Genesis, "Super Mario Brothers 3" and "The Legend of Zelda" on a Nintendo, and "Bonk's Adventure and...
Topics: cinemaware, maxis, sega, NEC, Nintendo, videogame
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Part three of a series on business applications looking at spreadsheets and other financial analysis software tools. Guests: Mike Slade, Microsoft; Andrew Wulf, Data Tailor; Richard Roth, Unison Technology; Camilo Wilson, LifeTree Software; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Excel, Trapeze, Words & Figures, Predict. Originally broadcast in 1987. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topic: Episode year: 1987
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Expert systems software and artificial intelligence applications. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Mike Thoma, Mgmt Decisn Sys; Steve Weyl, Syntelligence; Jim Chapman, Human Edge SW Products/Demos: Strategic Simulations Epidemic, Prospector, CompuStat, Easy Scan, Sales Edge. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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When the personal computer software industry was born in the mid 1980's, it was assumed that computer programs would be sold like books or records. But software was different and some innovative programmers started inviting users to try their software for free. This started the battle between open source software and proprietary software. This program examines the early phenomenon of shareware and freeware. Guests include Jim Button, founder of ButtonWare; Rusel DeMaria, author of Public Domain...
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Topics: freeware, BMUG, SRI, Buttonware, BBS, PC-SIG
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An early pre-Google look at search engine technology. Episode # 1404. Featured are DataQuest, Alta Vista, Zip 2, Autonomy, Pointcast, and The Angle. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: search, internet, chronicles, cheifet
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Microsoft's Windows OS grew up a little bit with the release of Windows NT in 1993. This program looks at the new operating system. Included are demonstrations of NT's application integration and SQL server. Also featured are a new NT based graphics program from Altsys called Virtuoso and a new NT CAD program from Bentley Systems called MicroStation. This program also includes a visit to the NT test and development lab in Redmond, Washington and a comparison between NT and Unix. Originally...
Topics: windows, NT, unix
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A look at the new Amiga models including the Amiga 2500 and new software and peripherals for the Amiga computers. Guests: Tom Stearns, Commodore; Lou Wallace, Amiga World; Dan Silva, Author; Jim Schneider, Inno; Vision; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Menace; Battle Chess; Amiga 2500 Deluxe Paint III, Video Effects 3D. Originally broadcast in March 1989. Copyright 1989 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1989, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, commodore, battle chess
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As I-T people across the country geared up for potential Y2K problems at the end of the year, we reviewed several consumer approaches to being prepared for possible Y2K problems. Products reviewed include PCfix2000, Norton 2000, Microsoft Y2K PlugIn Tools, and several online resources such as y2k.gov, year2000.com, and cassandraproject.org. Originally broadcast in 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions
Topics: year 2000, Y2K, microsoft, millennium
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A look at early online shopping sites including Amazon, onsale.com, CyberCash, NetRadio, Verisign and Cybergold. Guests include Jeff Bezos, Jerry Kaplan, Magdalena Yesil, Gina Klein Jorasch and Robert Griggs. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: amazon, online shopping, jeff bezos, cybergold, netradio, verisign, onsale.com
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A look at the high-tech industry in France, shot on location in Paris. The focus of this program is the MiniTel system, the French precursor to the Internet. Applications demonstrated include banking, home shopping, classifieds, news, and advertising. Also includes a visit to U.S. West in Omaha which was one of the first American companies to experiment with the MiniTel technology. Originally broadcast in 1990. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1990.
Topics: french, minitel, uswest
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A look at health problems related to computer use such as video display radiation and repetitive stress injuries. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI International; Wanda Smith, Hewlett Packard; Karen Kessel, Koffler Group; Susan Kare, Apple; Jerry Manock, Apple. .Products/Demos: Apple Macintosh, HP Orion Computer. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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A review of current popular programming languages. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Paul Grady, Microfocus; Dave Eisenberg, Apple; Elizabeth Rather, Forth Products/Demos: COBOLFORTHFORTH Graphics, PASCAL, Apple's Personal COBOL. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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The third annual Computer Bowl with East coast geeks up against West coast nerds to see who knows more about computer trivia. West coast team: Philippe Kahn, Heidi Roizen, Ed Juge, Dave House, David Liddle. East coast team: John Markoff, Pamela McCorduck, John Armstrong, James Clark, Samuel Fuller. Guest questioner: Bill Gates. Host: Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright 1991 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode Year: 1991, Television Programs, Computers: History, Computer Bowl, Bill Gates
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A review of the latest tax preparation software packages including: MacinTax and TaxView from SoftView, Lasser's Your Income Tax, Tax Preparer from HowardSoft, TurboTax from ChipSoft, Tax Partner from Best Programs, and Federal Tax Forms for the Apple II from Sky Computer Resources. Includes a visit to the IRS center in Fresno, California. Originally broadcast in 1988.
Topics: tax, taxes, IRS
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Laser disks and optical storage devices are changing the way we can use computers. Guests: Jeff Tully, Pioneer Video; Vladimir Langer, Sony; Rick Dyer, RDI Video Systems; Jay Eagle, Proton Corp.; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Pioneer Laser Disc Player, Astron Belt, Halcyon Home Entertainment Sys, Vidlink. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
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A look at early computer games. Featured are Earl Weaver Baseball, Ferrari Formula One, Tower of Myraglen, and Shanghai. Includes a visit to Electronic Arts customer support department and an interview with author and game designer Douglas Adams. Featured studio guests include game designers Richard Seaborne, Jeff Lefferts, and Brodie Lockard. Originally broadcast in 1988.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1988, Television Programs, Computers: History, Gaming
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Computer games are not only fun but they, perhaps more than any other application, push the edge of computing power. We take a look at the latest in computer games and dedicated game consoles. [Episode #1905, First broadcast: 10/16/2001] Copyright 2001 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode year: 2001, Gaming, Companies: Sega
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A user's guide on how to buy, or build, the ultimate gaming PC. The program looks at CPUs, sound cards, and graphic cards. Demonstrations include the NVidia GeForce3 nfiniteFX graphics engine, Philips Acoustic Edge 5.1 surround audio system for PCs, Intel's 1.7 gigahertz Pentium 4 microprocessor, and customized gaming PCs from Alienware and Falcon Northwest. Games demonstrated include Chameleon, Zoltar, Inferno, Black and White, and Quake III Arena. Originally broadcast in 2001.
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Topics: games, sound cards, graphics cards
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The conclusion of the third annual Computer Bowl contest, held as a fund-raiser for the Computer Museum of Boston. The game pits a team from the east coast against a squad from the west coast to see who knows more about computer trivia. Contestants include John Markoff, Dave House, Ed Juge, Pamela McCorduck, Heidi Roizen, and Philippe Kahn. The judges are John Doerr and Pat McGovern. The questioners are Bill Gates and Stewart Cheifet. The event occurred at the San Jose Convention Center....
Topics: Episode Year: 1991, Television Programs, Computers: History, Computer Bowl, Bill Gates
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A review of new products introduced at the annual Comdex trade show in Las Vegas. Featured products include HP LaserJet 4000 printer, the Cyberstik virtual reality joystick, Crosspad which transfers written notes to your PC, and face recognition software called FaceIt PC. Also features highlights of the Bill Gates keynote address. Originally broadcast in 1997. Copyright 1997 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode Year: 1998, Television Programs, Computers: History, comdex, trade show, las vegas, Bill...
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The Internet has created a place where it is easy to find information and art to share. But what about copyright issues? Is everything free for the asking online? We'll show you software to protect your own site from being copied without your permission as well as discuss the latest issues involving newspapers and magazines re-printing their own articles online.
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Topics: Episode year: 2000, Companies: Adobe, Legal Issues, Music
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. Microsoft's Windows OS grew up a little bit with the release of Windows NT in 1993. This program looks at the new operating system. Included are demonstrations of NT's application integration and SQL server. Also featured are a new NT based graphics program from Altsys called Virtuoso and a new NT CAD program from Bentley Systems called MicroStation. This program also includes a visit to the NT test and development lab in Redmond, Washington and a...
Topics: arabic, windows NT, operating system, unix, microsoft, windows
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Security issues related to the world's increasing dependence on information containted in computer networks. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Donn Parker, SRI International; Jim Holmes, Tri-Data Corporation Products/Demos: Digi-Link, Add & Answer Verification. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, donn parker, sri
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A look at the hottest computer games in the early 1990's. Included are Wordtris, Crisis in the Kremlin, Earl Weaver Baseball II, Railroad Tycoon, Playmaker Football 2.0, King's Quest V, The Games: Winter Challenge, and TSN (The Sierra Network). Also features a visit to Lucasfilm Games and their development process for titles such as Indiana Jones, The Fate of Atlantis, Monkey Island 2, and Lechuck's Revenge. Another segment looks at the InGolf Simulator from TOP Pro Sports, a game which...
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Topics: monkey island, indiana jones, baseball, king's quest
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A review of the new Intel 386 chip and the new super-fast computers and applications that take advantage of its speed. Guests: Dana Krelle, Intel; Michael Swavely, Compaq; Robert Dilworth, Zenith; Neil Colvin, Phoenix Technologies; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group Products/Demos: Compaq Deskpro 386, Intel 80386 Microprocessor, Zenith Z-386, VP/ix, UNIX 386. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Computer games are not only fun but they, perhaps more than any other application, push the edge of computing power. We take a look at the latest in computer games and dedicated game consoles. Originally broadcast in October 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode year: 2000, Companies: Sega, Companies: Sony, Companies: Nintendo, Gaming
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Today they're called "mac heads", but way back in the 1980's, Apple users were in love with the Apple II. Despite the introduction of the Mac in 1984, the Apple II continued to have its devoted fans. This program looks at the Apple II culture during the early Mac era. Included are the Apple IIc+, the Apple II-GS, and a rare Apple I. Guests include John Sculley and Gary Kildall. Software demonstrations are of Math Blaster, Paintworks Gold, and Microsoft Bookshelf. Also a look at the...
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A look at the new role of personal computers in making music. Products demonstrated include Super Jam from Blue Ribbon Soundworks, Encore for Windows from Passport Designs, EZ Vision and Studio Vision from Opcode Systems, and the Miracle Piano. The show incudes visits to the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention is Los Angeles. Originally broadcast in 1992. Copyright 1992 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1992, Television Programs, Computers: History
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An early look at how computers are being used in formal education. Guests include Professor Patrick Suppes of Stanford University and Glenn Kleiman, author of "Brave New Schools". Includes demonstrations of the LOGO and BASIC languages. Guest host is Herb Lechner of SRI International. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: education, schools, university, palo alto, stanford, suppes, kleiman, LOGO, BASIC
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From high-tech trysts to selling black-market software, computers users are talking. Guests: Ezra Shapiro, Byte Magazine; Rory O'Connor, InforWorld; Matthew McClure, The Well; Donald Ingrim, Alameda County DA; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: CompuServe, Byte BBS, The Well. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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We will show you the basics of how to find MP3's on the net, portable mp3 players, and how to burn your own music CDs. Episode #1904, First broadcast: 10/9/2001. Copyright 2001 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode year: 2001, Episode year: 2000, Music, Companies: Compaq
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As the computer and the television began to merge, we started seeing intelligent TV sets. This program looks at some examples. Demonstrations include the TVModem from En Technology, the Kayak set top box from HP, MicroWare Systems' DAVID (Digital Audio Video Interactive Decoder), the new cable modem from Intel, and the new MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) standard for encoding full motion video on a computer. Guests include Avram Miller of Intel and Arthur Orduna of Microware Systems....
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Viruses are spreading to personal computers and causing havoc to individuals and businesses. A look at how to prevent viruses from destroying your system. Guests: John Dickinson, PC Labs; Andrew Seybold, Natl LAN Lab; Robert Capon, HJC Software; Jack Mc; Daniel, Magna; Dave Fischer, NASA Ames; Jim Mount, PME Labs; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Flu Shot; Virex; Empower
Topic: Episode year: 1989
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As you buy faster PCs, you may be keeping your old PC for someone else in the family. But rather than buy a separate modem or printer, you can easily network your home PCs to share these peripherals. We'll look at home network options including devices that let you share your peripherals just by using your existing electrical outlets.
Topics: Episode year: 2001, Episode year: 2000, Companies: Apple, Networking
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In the early days of PCs, you had to know how to open up the box and add the functionality you really wanted when you bought the computer. This program looks at some of the upgrade options including AST's Rampage 286 board, Paradise Systems' VGA Plus Graphics card, IBM's Inboard/386, and Quadram's JT Fax board, and the TV Producer board for the Macintosh II. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode Year: 1988, Television Programs, Computers: History, graphics cards, fax cards, add-on...
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Computers and music, MIDI machines and interfaces, and music composition software. Guests: Chris French, Music Software; Bob Moore, Hybrid Arts; David Schwartz, Compusonics; Chris Potter, Mimetics; Curtis Sasaki, Apple; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Gary Leuenberger, Midi Revolution Products/Demos: Casio SK-1 Synthesizer, Atari ST, Activision's Music Studio, ADAP Sampler, DSP-1000, Apple II GS, Ensoniq Sound Chip, Soundscape, Commodore AmigaEZ Track, Kidnotes. Copyright 1986 Stewart Cheifet...
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Highlights from the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Products covered include Accolade's Hockey, Activision's Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, Atari's Jaguar, Advanced Gravis Virtual Reality, Simon Personal Communicator, Amiga CD32, Compaq Presario 425, Video Blaster FS2000, Cyberdreams' CyberRace, Forte VFX-1 3D Head Mount, General Magic, Heartbeat Personal Trainer, Logitech Cyberman 3D Controller, Star Wars Screen Saver, Maxtor MobileMax 1.8" Drive, Microsoft's Dinosaur,...
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As computers and televisions merged in the year 2000, new applications were developed that combined TV quality video with the personal control and interactivity of the computer. This program looks at several examples. Originally broadcast in 2001.
Topics: interactive, TV, television
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Robotic hardware and software and robotics based applications. Guests: David Nitzan, SRI International; Matt Guerrieri, Autobotics; Guy Rhodes, Microbot; John Will, Microbot; George Oliver, Oliver Company Products/Demos: Hero I Robot, Teach Mover Robot
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Topic: Episode year: 1984